Rishi hails ‘united’ Cabinet as his new top team pose for first snap after Suella's sacking risks revolt from right | The Sun

RISHI Sunak's hailed his "united" new-look Cabinet as it met for the first time this morning amid threats of an explosive rebellion from the Tory right.

In No10 the PM insisted his fresh top team is "energetic and enthusiastic" and will "deliver for the country".

Mr Sunak sat alongside new Foreign Secretary David Cameron, who took part in his first Cabinet meeting since quitting No10 in 2016.

They were joined by Esther McVey, who was appointed the UK's first minister for "common sense" and Vicky Atkins who shot up the ministerial ladder to take on the Health Secretary brief.

The PM said: "Lovely to have you all here.

"Our purpose is nothing less than to make the long term decisions that are going to change our country for the better.

"And I know that this strong and united team is going to deliver that change for everybody."

He added: "I’m confident that we can demonstrate to the country that we’re making progress on the priorities that I set out at the beginning of the year.

"But you all know that’s not the limit of our ambitions.

"Looking round this table I know that we have an energetic and enthusiastic team that is going to deliver for the country. So let's get to work."

The meeting came as allies of ousted Suella Braverman geared up for a civil war that could see dozens of no confidence letters submitted and MPs revealing "damning evidence" about the PM.

Mr Sunak desperately hopes his new team with a more moderate outlook will be enough to trigger a revival in the polls.

The Tories are currently trailing Labour by around 20 points.



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A snap survey by YouGov yesterday showed 57% of the public believed it was right for the PM to fire Ms Braverman.

But only 24% believe it was a good idea to haul in Lord Cameron.

No 10 is braced for Ms Braverman's retaliation, with her allies threatening to reveal “damning” evidence about Mr Sunak's "dither and delay" on small boats.

Last night senior Tories on the right lined up to defend their former Cabinet bastion.

Ex-ministers Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg and Sir Simon Clarke slammed her removal.

And already one MP has sent a letter of no confidence to 1922 backbench committee chair Sir Graham Brady.

Dame Andrea Jenkyns, a staunch ally of Boris Johnson, said: "It is time for Rishi Sunak to go and replace him with a 'real' Conservative party leader."

This morning new Tory Chairman Richard Holden insisted his party is a "broad church".

He told LBC: "It's right we have a broad church, with real experience who want to serve the country.

"Cameron served six years as PM and 11 as leader – that's a really positive sign.

"You want that mixture of new ideas and experience."

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Mr Holden added: "David is somebody with a huge amount of experience, a huge amount to give.

"You're seeing a broad party representing all parts of the country for the next election."

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